The academic calendar of the University of Somalia is divided into two semesters. Each semester runs 6 months including all examination periods, public holidays and semester-break. There are 16 weeks of study in each semester; 8 weeks before the mid-term examinations and 8 weeks after mid-term examinations. The semester break is just two-weeks during which mid-term exams are marked and posted. After the end of the spring semester which begins 1st March every year, there is the end of the academic year holiday which lasts for 7 weeks.